Best fascinating people podcasts we could find (Updated May 2018)
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Ezra Klein gives you a chance to get inside the heads of the newsmakers and power players in politics and media. These are extended conversations with policymakers, writers, technologists, and business leaders about what they believe in and why. Look elsewhere for posturing confrontation and quick reactions to the day's news. Subscribe for the anti-soundbite.
 
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Gugacast
Weekly
 
Podcast by Guga Mafra
 
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HARDtalk
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In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.
 
Bullseye from NPR is your curated guide to culture. Jesse Thorn hosts in-depth interviews with brilliant creators, culture picks from our favorite critics and irreverent original comedy. Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney's, which called it "the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world." (Formerly known as The Sound of Young America.)
 
Welcome to Unfiltered: The inimitable James O’Brien’s new interview show. Subscribe now for a revealing and candid one hour conversation with a mystery special guest every week, featuring the best from the worlds of sport, politics and entertainment. Exclusively from JOE.co.uk
 
In this in-depth interview show, Black takes listeners into the minds of some of today’s most fascinating celebrities and newsmakers to discuss the process of how they became, well, amazing. Brought to you by PRX.
 
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Profile
Weekly
 
An insight into the character of an influential figure making news headlines
 
Tangentially Speaking is dedicated to the idea that good conversation is spontaneous, organic, revelatory, and free to go down unexpected paths with unexpected people. Come hang with comics, porn stars, bank robbers, drug smugglers, scientists, authors, and world travelers.
 
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show is a podcast and live streaming video talk show seen every Sunday, 3PM PST on YouTube. An award-winning actor, Pollak (The Usual Suspects, Casino, A Few Good Men) was named by Comedy Central as One of the Top 100 Comedians of All Time. Here, he interviews celebrated actors, writers, directors, comedians, and masters of the tech universe. New episodes drop weekly on Tuesdays.Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitche ...
 
"Storytime with Uncle Creepy" is the official podcast of UFC flyweight contender Ian McCall. On this podcast you can expect the unexpected as Ian welcomes his friends from many walks of life. "Storytime" is not your everyday podcast. So, grab a beverage, get comfortable, and get ready for a story!
 
Join University of Washington professor Jeff Shulman for a fourth season exploring the far-reaching impacts of Seattle's physical and cultural transformation. In the fourth season, learn about the past, present, and future of Seattle's legendary music scene. Notable guests from earlier seasons of Seattle Growth Podcast include Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens, 3-time NBA All-Star Detlef Schrempf, NBA champion Wally Walker, Sonics legend Slick Watts, Pete Nordstrom, Craig Kinzer, Port Commissioner ...
 
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Katie Couric
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Journalism's most insightful interviewer. The biggest names in news, politics, and popular culture. Candid, unscripted conversations that go beyond the soundbites to reveal how we got here and what's really going on. Unexpected. Unconventional. Un-buttoned up.
 
Inspiring People Talking with NFL Linebacker A.J. Hawk
 
Well known television journalist and author David Gregory brings you "The David Gregory Show" - surprising conversations with famous and interesting people, where David gets personal and asks his guests to open up and talk about their beliefs, their faith, and the things that have mattered most in their lives.
 
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Róisín Meets...
Weekly
 
Róisín Meets is a free weekly Life & Style podcast from The Irish Times presented by Róisín Ingle.
 
This is something I wanted to do - sit down with people I think are interesting - nerds, artists, and theologians - and ask them the questions that I've always wanted to ask but that I rarely hear in other interviews. I am a full-time minister, so I will try to make more of these whenever time and scheduling will allow.
 
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Intercourse Podcast
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Intercourse is a podcast recorded in Manchester, NH. It features local guests from many different walks of life. Some are here to promote their businesses, some their art, and others are here just to have conversations. The host of Intercourse is Dan Gagnon. The audio engineer, and studio owner, is Sean Campbell. The show is uncensored, largely unedited, and nothing is off the table. Intercourse may contain language and themes that are unsuitable for most. Listen at your own discretion.
 
A weekly podcast: Join Dave Pickering on his journey to get better acquainted with the people he knows. Part interview show, part oral history project and part autobiography through conversation.British Podcast Award 2017 winner (bronze in Best Interview category)GBA was nominated for a 2012 Radio Production Award, aired for 3 seasons on Resonance 104.4 FM and was featured on BBC Radio 4's In Pod We Trust, BBC Radio 5 Live’s Helen and Olly's Required Listening and has been recommended by The ...
 
Podcast by The Eric Metaxas Show
 
A podcast where I talk to interesting people over a cup of coffee, at night. Conversations about life and video games every week.
 
A show about what you’re not supposed to say. Thaddeus Russell, author of A Renegade History of the United States, interviews people who break the rules of conventional discourse and expand the realm of the possible.
 
Off Camera is a website, magazine, television show, and podcast.Off Camera is hosted by photographer/director Sam Jones, who created the show out of his passion for the long form conversational interview, and as a way to share his conversations with a myriad of artists, actors, musicians, directors, skateboarders, photographers, and writers that pique his interest.Because the best conversations happen Off Camera.
 
The Turnaround is a new series about our greatest living interviewers, hosted by Jesse Thorn and produced by Maximum Fun and The Columbia Journalism Review. Featuring conversations with prominent interviewers about their careers and their craft, the show is a perfect resource for a new generation of storytellers and journalists. You'll hear Jesse speak with Larry King, Terry Gross, Werner Herzog, Audie Cornish, and so many more!
 
Comedian Tom Ballard sits down with interesting and passionate people to find out what they do and what they believe in. It's kind of like Kitchen Cabinet except Tom can't cook.
 
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The Odditorium
Monthly
 
A fortnightly podcast that explores the fringes of culture; its mavericks and pranksters, adventurers and occultists, artists, comics, eroticists and even the odd chef. Each podcast features a guest speaker recorded before an audience, somewhere in the UK. Hosted by Dr Bramwell and his ill-prepared sidekick, Mr Mounfield. Season 2 starts in November!
 
Great Stories Ignite Legends
 
Join Jordan Harbinger (critically-acclaimed host, formerly of The Art of Charm) as we get deep into the untapped wisdom of the world’s top performers -- from intelligence operatives to legendary musicians, iconoclastic writers to visionary changemakers. We deconstruct the playbooks of the most successful people on earth -- and learn new strategies, perspectives and insights you can’t find anywhere else. Then, take these practical insights into your own life and live what you listen.
 
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Ctrl Alt Delete
Weekly
 
Welcome to Ctrl Alt Delete! I'm Emma Gannon and this is my podcast (which has the same name as my memoir with Ebury last year). It's been recommended by The Times, ELLE and Marie Claire, one of the '30 best podcasts for curious minds' this year by WIRED magazine and 'best podcasts of 2017' by ESQUIRE. I interview people I admire about the themes in my book Ctrl Alt Delete, such as the internet, social media, feminism, creativity, identity, mental health, life, careers and everything in betwe ...
 
Will Rogers once said "A stranger is just a friend I haven't met yet." This podcast is an exploration of that idea, talking to new friends and old, and telling the stories that makes them who they are while exploring current events, technology, spirituality, and whatever else we happen upon along the way.
 
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Mixed Mental Arts
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As kids, we're like little sponges blindly copying culture from the people around us. The cultures into which we were all born evolved to fit very old agricultural environments. Each contains timeless wisdom about human affairs but none of them is ideally suited to navigating the ever-changing environment in which we find ourselves. The goal of Mixed Mental Arts is to steal the best cultural software from everywhere and apply the core principle of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do "Adapt what is usef ...
 
Random Questions is a podcast dedicated to the love of conversation. Each episode, host Eric Johnson sits down with interesting people and interviews them. The twist is that neither Eric nor his interviewee knows what he's going to ask. All of the questions will be pulled randomly, mid-interview, from an online database. And anyone can add to this database by submitting their own questions at RandomQuestions.xyz
 
'Conversation with Alanis Morissette' features conversations with different highly reputable teachers, authors and leaders from different philosophies and of different psychological/neurobiological/developmental models and backgrounds, all with an eye toward healing and wholeness and recovery. Each podcast focuses on the area of expertise and jurisdiction of the interviewee. With Alanis having an in-depth knowledge of them and their work, the conversations will touch on and dive deeply into ...
 
To the Best of Our Knowledge cracks open the world and the ideas that fuel it through interviews with the world's luminaries, from experts to cultural icons. Each show revolves around a theme where we explore these ideas and the people who consider them.
 
Alec Baldwin brings listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.
 
Living Out Loud Outside
 
Sofie Hagen talks to people she likes or dislikes about being a human being in order to try and become a proper one of them.
 
A podcast featuring the stories of the people you meet in Bangkok.
 
Join The New York Public Library and your favorite writers, artists, and thinkers for smart talks and provocative conversations from the nation’s cultural capital.
 
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What It Takes
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Revealing, intimate conversations with visionaries and leaders in the arts, science, technology, public service, sports and business. These engaging personal stories are drawn from interviews with the American Academy of Achievement, and offer insights you’ll want to apply to your own life.
 
The Brett Berhoff Experience brings you exclusive conversations with the most inspiring minds from around the globe.
 
Reggie Grey is living on the road, exploring personal growth by interviewing folks living similar lifestyles. Everyone has a story. Everyone has a lesson to teach. Everyone can do something out of the box.
 
Welcome to the Thrive Global Podcast with iHeartRadio, hosted by Arianna Huffington. In Season One, we’ll be sitting down with notable leaders, celebrities, athletes and influencers to learn how prioritizing well-being — instead of burnout and overwork — has made them happier and more successful. This podcast will give you the tips, tools and microsteps to transform your life and go from surviving to thriving.
 
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inspireland podcast
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Talking to interesting people. Doing interesting things.
 
I believe that good conversation can create change. They can also be fun and engaging, full of insights and unexpected outcomes. And you're never quite sure where they're going to lead. Intimate dialogue assumes authenticity, transparency and dealing with substantive and sometimes difficult questions. I try to do that with Face2Face.
 
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Feisworld Podcast
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Feisworld Podcast is a platform created for unsung heroes and self made artists. Our conversations cross the boundaries between business, art and the digital world.
 
Want to hear from the authors, artists, creative thinkers and business leaders shaping your world? Hosts Andrew Tuck and Robert Bound present just that on our longest-running radio programme.
 
The core mission of the CSR is to be uplifting, empowering and motivational radio program to consist of the following three objectives: Producing an entertaining, intelligent radio broadcast that highlights talented people talking about their passions; contents that covers music, lifestyle, fashion, current events, sports, charities, personal appearances and breakthrough new products; and the tools for radio production, mainly for research and editing of radio programs and campaigns.
 
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Foot in the Door
Monthly
 
Interesting conversations with interesting people.
 
The podcast about our weird lives on this magical planet. Hosted by photographer/artist, Michael Donovan.
 
The Real Perspectives Radio Show profiles Real People with Real Issues, Seeking Real Solutions from Real Perspectives. This show is for people who are seeking authenticity and truth. Our show provides a balanced well-rounded approach to today's prominent issues in entertainment, business, love, dating, relationships, family, religion, spirituality, inspiration and motivation.
 
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Luscious Leadership with Danna Lewis Radio Show Join Danna for this very special series with for intimate, conversational interviews with fascinating women Danna has the honor of connecting with. From the C-Suite and beyond, get to know (and glean valuable wisdom) from women choosing and creating deeper presence, strategic awareness and courage ...…
 
This week, Climactic co-host Rich Bowden trudges back — with microphone and coffee money in hand — to his previous hometown of Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. There he sat down with old friend, community activist, freelance writer, disability advocate, Aussie Rules footy fan and local legend El Gibbs after a brilliant lunch for ...…
 
The Empress. The Fool. The Hanged Man. The Chariot. Judgement. From Italian playing cards to their use of use as a divination tool, Tarot has been fascinating people for centuries. This week, the Monkey Business Crew will be doing something a little different. We will discussing Tarot with long time reader, Jen Beaven. After that, stick around ...…
 
For this episode of 'Adam Sutherland's Interesting People' I have the pleasure of the company of the famous left-handed fiddler of Lochaber, Aonghas Grant. Also joining me this time is my father, Alex Sutherland. Aonghas is very well known across the world as a respected fiddler, teacher and composer from the West Highlands of Scotland. My fath ...…
 
Theses two chapters concern the story of Sodom and Gomorah. Its one of those parts of the Bible the maybe you’ve avoided, particularly because we who live in Canada don’t know what to do with justice and judgement and wrath. Maybe we’re too polite. But judgement is a recurring theme in Genesis, from the warning taht in the day we would eat of t ...…
 
Elana Afrika's Baby Brunch — Free thinker. Single parent. Autism spectrum: Words that give most people serious pause for thought but they're all part of the fascinating journey of motherhood for writer and self-proclaimed geek mom, Karen Jeynes.
 
Today I’m talking with Maggy Woodley, founder of the blog, Red Ted Art.This is a fascinating conversation where Maggy shares how to be successful on social media. Maggy has built an enormous presence with over over 2.2 million Facebook followers, 406k YouTube subscribers, and 376k Pinterest followers. She also shares the pros and cons of each p ...…
 
Jane Stein is a franchise consultant whose company, “Your Franchise is Waiting”, provides support and services for women looking to buy a franchise. Franchise ownership can take many forms, so this week Erin and Jane discuss different models of franchise ownership: Owner-operator of a single unit Multi-unit ownership Semi-absentee ownership Buy ...…
 
There are some jobs it seems like no one would ever want. Who wants to pump a septic tank, why on earth would you ever work in a restaurant dish tank, who in the world would ever deal with dead people? Us humans are infatuated with rationalizing our place in the world by comparing it with those who have it worse. But the concept of “those who h ...…
 
Today on the show we talk about Modern Day Marketing and the race to being human. I talk in depth about how the modern marketing world has been created via our understandings of big business and all of the media we've been fed for the last few decades. Now that we all have access to each other on an individual scale, the tides are changing for ...…
 
I chat with TJ about my experience with animal attacks. Have you been attacked by and animal? I have, if almost being chewed on by a couple of dogs is classified as animal attacks then… yes. Animal attacks happen to people all around the world and it hardly ends with a good outcome. Stay away from the any chance of animal attacks you will lose ...…
 
This week, I am featuring Nicole Bathurst, an Australian Dietitian talking about eating less sugar and not feeling hungry. We go over how to break that sugar addiction that might be holding you down. Nicole Bathurst is a Dietitian with a difference. She has a unique blend of expertise and experience which helps facilitate practical, lifestyle c ...…
 
Well, well, well. It's Episode 8 of Queerious with the incredible performance maker Louisa Claughton. We natter away about Gender, dressing up as a nun and being kind to yourself. Queerious Podcast is a platform for Queer Artists to talk through their personal experiences through questions, games and a lot of laughter. Jen Carss is your very ow ...…
 
Acts 2:1-15, 22-24, 36-42 Acts 2:1-4 What was this like? How did it sound? -was it startling? -did it last the whole time? What did it look like? Was it hot--could you feel the flame? How did they feel? …fascinated? confused? scared? emboldened? What would you do with the gift of speaking other languages? Acts 2:5-13 See how loud the disturbanc ...…
 
Rabban Sauma is the title of this Episode, Part 1. So — there I was, walking through the Genghis Khan exhibit at the Reagan Library, reading the various offerings on the Great Khan and Mongols – a subject that as a student of history I find fascinating when I came upon an offering that launched an investigation. It spoke of a Nestorian priest w ...…
 
"The way that I look at things, anything, even this big storm brewing outside, I feel like my eyes aren’t acknowledging it enough. I feel almost restless that I’m not able to look at it and be satisfied. I want to capture it again. I want to hold the moment again through my hand or a gesture of that big tree blowing in the wind. I want to recyc ...…
 
A publicity still from from "Boom Town" (1940), starring Hedy Lamarr and Clark Gable. ; Credit: TCM Monica Bushman | The Frame® In the category of incredible, impossible-to-make-up stories, the real life story of Hedy Lamarr may take the cake. She was one of the most glamorous film stars of the 1930s and '40s, and at the height of her fame was ...…
 
We produce a fascinating show called The Next Chapter that tries to answer (from a practical and philosophical point of view) what comes next...particularly for us aging baby boomers who've been gifted with a whole extra inning in life. As a group, we baby boomers will live longer than any generation in history with many of us making it well in ...…
 
We produce a fascinating show called The Next Chapter that tries to answer (from a practical and philosophical point of view) what comes next...particularly for us aging baby boomers who've been gifted with a whole extra inning in life. As a group, we baby boomers will live longer than any generation in history with many of us making it well in ...…
 
In this episode, the Buddies enjoy low-sugar blueberry-kiwi-gin iced tea with special guest Laura Lintz, a fascinating “woman to watch” and true industry “disruptor” in terms of how people view and interact with their library. Topics range from library pooping (it’s a thing, apparently), letting wolves loose at library functions (which should N ...…
 
"Fashion is an outward manifestation of our personality and beliefs," says my guest Erin Keam, of the Happy Wadrobe. Erin’s always been fascinated with fashion, she’s also been fascinated with people. She’s worked in creative, people focused fields such as marketing and media, which required her talents in visualization, analysis, interpretatio ...…
 
Last week I met up with one of the most influential figures in British science and science communication, Katherine Mathieson, Chief Executive of the British Science Association. The British Science Association is an organisation that plays a prominent role on the science scene over here in the UK. It's been around for almost 200 years now, sin ...…
 
Creating content for your business can be touch when you are busy doing everything else. In todays episode, we talk about how to get content written for your site so you don’t have to do it yourself. Resources for this Episode Writing Tools Hemingway Grammarly Transcription Services & Tools Rev Scribie Trint oTranscribe Writing Websites Upwork ...…
 
This week we welcome Dr. William Davis to the show. He is a Milwaukee-based American cardiologist and author of health books known for his stance against "modern wheat", which he labels a "perfect, chronic poison." This view had previously been rejected by the medical and agricultural industry based on conjecture, minimal controlled studies, an ...…
 
Luscious Leadership with Danna Lewis Radio Show Join Danna for this very special series of intimate leading lady interviews with fascinating women Danna has had the honor of meeting. From the C-Suite and beyond, get to know (and glean valuable wisdom) from women choosing and creating deeper presence, strategic awareness and courageous kindness ...…
 
Regular readers of Next For Me will recognize Chip Conley from our early stories and inspiration. Chip is the author of ‘Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder‘ which will be published on September 18, 2018. After selling his hotel company, the young founders of Airbnb asked Chip to join their company as a mentor and to guide them on running ...…
 
My name is Vijji story shows how people fascinated towards movies ,and how they make decisions to reach their goal destination as a actor/actress,To know more..... watch complete video. Eenadufm is about to launch FM stations soon in Warangal, Rajamahendravaram, Vijayawada, Tirupathi. EFM is an absolute Telugu FM station with more nativity. Een ...…
 
Rev. Doug Floyd Sunday After Ascension 2018 Today is the Sunday after Ascension, and I want to reflect a little on ascension. Every time I try to write something about ascension, it quickly becomes too theological and quickly, I feel like people will lose interest. It will be difficult. It is one of these grand themes of the church year. In fac ...…
 
Ethan Hawke plays a military chaplain in the film, "First Reformed." Michelle Lanz | The Frame® Actor and filmmaker Ethan Hawke boasts a long and storied career in television, film and theater. This year, Hawke has once again stepped onto the big screen for not just one, but three movies: a romantic comedy called "Juliet, Naked"; a music biogra ...…
 
My guest is my long-time friend, Susan Baroncini-Moe. She is the author of the bestselling book, Business in Blue Jeans: How to Have a Successful Business on Your Own Terms in Your Own Style. Listen To The Podcast: Susan has worked with clients on four continents in a wide range of industries. She’s a sought-after strategist and has been featur ...…
 
In this week’s episode of the ‘Happy Lawyer Happy Life Podcast’ I had the great pleasure of learning a little about Barrister Suzanne Smales. Suzanne has spent much of her impressive legal career in Leeds, England but now is based in sunny Townsville! So how do you go from the Bar in the UK to the Bar in Townsville? Well for Suzanne it all bega ...…
 
One of the reasons I chose to do this podcast is because I believe that everyone has a great story to tell. We have all lived interesting lives and I love to hear the path people have taken to get to where they are. Cristina is one of those surprise packages that I was fascinated by! She has a wonderful story to tell about her childhood in Spai ...…
 
Showers, flowers, and the month of May means that spring is upon us. In the spirit of the season, we decided to do some spring cleaning of our own and take a look into the latest tech headlines and trends. Today, Skip welcomes back our resident white hat hacker, Bill Gardner for the seventh installment of Headlines with a Hacker. Ransomware, ma ...…
 
It is no surprise that to follow a career as a cultural anthropologist it is necessary to have a deep and abiding interest in people and societies. For David Boarder Giles, this is a source of endless fascination. From how people dress to patterns of speech and behaviour, body language and motivations. At the centre of this is a desire to be th ...…
 
Welcome to the Foundations Daily Podcast. It’s Tuesday, and I hope your week has started well. Today our Bible passage is Galatians Chapter 3 v 10-14. REFLECTION: As we saw yesterday, Paul’s letter to the Galatians is a written argument. It might help to think of Paul as a lawyer, presenting his evidence to the jury. Paul is astonished that tho ...…
 
Sandra Beck and Linda Kreter host Dynamic Women's round table today about Adulting. This curious word and attitude is quite new and used mostly by young Millenials to indicate that being an adult is a "life choice" versus the necessary next step. Fascinating: "I'm done adulting. Let's be mermaids." Young people may not have role models for fina ...…
 
The world is fascinated with the spiritual realm. From psychics to séances to ghost hunting, people will pay good money, and will travel for miles to be entertained. But that’s the world! Christians would never dabble in this kind of activity, right? If we’re not careful, the church can get caught up in the same pursuit of this wonder working p ...…
 
This is our 6th and final week of O Church Arise: Modern Lessons from the Story of the Early Christian Church. Much of the talk in the series has been our Christian witness, in both our words and actions. This week we see the pinnacle of a Christian witness in Stephen, the first Christian martyr (the Greek word for “witness” is actually martyri ...…
 
Ollie catches up with one of the pivotal people in his own life story – his old drama teacher, Carole Davies. They discuss the importance of arts subjects, positive relationships and much more in this fascinating episode. Here’s how Carole describes her ‘life in drama’: “It all started when I was quite young at school … Continue reading The dra ...…
 
Listen now: Anthony Shore is one of the most experienced namers out there. He has over 25 years of experience in naming and has introduced more than 200 product and company names to the world. Some of the names he’s created include Lytro, Yum! Brands, Fitbit Ionic, Qualcomm Snapdragon, and Photoshop Lightroom. In 2015, he was featured in a New ...…
 
How to reach out to Purna Virji: It is predicted that by 2020, 50% of searches will be done by voice. This week Tom discusses the prediction with Purna Virji, Senior Manager, PPC Training at Microsoft and PPC Hero’s “Most Influential PPC Expert of 2016.” They talk about the future of search and how you can make sure your business is ready for v ...…
 
Mike Pegg has spent the past 40 years helping people to build on their strengths and achieve their picture of success. Mike is a fascinating guy and during the interview, shares insight around strengths coaching, provokes different ideas on work-life balance and talks about the importance of us having a picture of success. He shares practical t ...…
 
Another trip to Disney World with the little one wasn't without some technical difficulties...and always a fascinating interaction with people.
 
Here’s In Case You Missed It for Sunday May 13, 2018 The West Coast Book Prize Society announced that The Nameless City: The Stone Heart by Faith Erin Hicks won the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize https://bcbookprizes.ca/winners-finalists/2018-winners-finalists/ Boom Studios announced Black Badge a new monthly series wil ...…
 
Making Sure Your Home is Properly Insured with Allison Glasier of Country Financial https://nestbendrealestate.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/House-Talk-Show-2-Allison-Glasier-21-Min.mp3 KAREN: Hi, we’re back with another episode of House Talk. This is Karen Malanga, Hasson Company Realtors and nestbend.com. I’m so excited to have Allison Glasi ...…
 
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